RECIPE

The Standby

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Cognac makes a rare cameo in this Gin and Tonic from Chicago’s Scofflaw. It might seem odd, but the French brandy brings warmth to the classically refreshing cocktail. Alongside a base of gin and bitter Boomsma Cloosterbitter liqueur, the Cognac gets some autumnal help from falernum and orange saffron bitters.

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sour
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz gin
  • .25 oz cognac
  • .25 oz Boomsma Cloosterbitter
  • .5 oz Brovo Lucky Falernum
  • .5 oz Fentimans Tonic
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • 9 drops Weatherbys Orange Saffron Bitters
  • Mint sprig, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add all ingredients save for the garnish to an Old Fashioned glass and fill with crushed ice.

Step two

Swizzle to mix, and garnish with a mint sprig.

Contributed by Mike Dumapias

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